Sacred Harp Singing
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Sacred Harp Singing
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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 JP Concerets:  Orkestra Marhaba | Modal Glimmers
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

JP Concerets: Orkestra Marhaba | Modal Glimmers

Fri, Apr 12, 2019 - 8PM 
JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project presents 
Orkestra Marhaba

>>> ABOUT THE CONCERT 
Works from the Ottoman court tradition, dance forms and songs in the makam (modal) tradition, set to varying cycles of percussion. Sets typically begin and end with taksim (improvisation) either with a soloist or the entire group. At other times, improvisation occurs spontaneously over an ostinato, within or between pieces.

>>> ABOUT THE GROUP 
Orkestra Marhaba is a performance and study group whose purpose is to explore and interpret Middle Eastern makam (modal) traditions over several centuries and geographies, specializing in the spontaneous improvisational genre known by the term taksim. The improvisational and composed music is set to a variety of odd and even rhythms. Performers: Frederick Stubbs Diana Traylor Volkan Efe Shanteri Baliga and special guests.

Performers: 
Frederick Stubbs 
Diana Traylor 
Emel Ergul 
Volkan Efe 
Shanteri Baliga 
and special guests

>>> VENUE / TICKETS 
St. John's Church - 1 Roanoke Ave. Jamaica Plain, MA 
 
$15 General Admission  
$10 Student / Senior / Member 
Pay What You Can 
Season Passes Available

Available online or at the door 
House open 30 min before concert 
Venue is wheelchair accessible, restrooms require assistance for wheelchairs.

BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Sacred Harp Singing
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
May
2
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Sacred Harp Singing
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org

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Monthly Chamber Music Meetup at St. Johns
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Monthly Chamber Music Meetup at St. Johns

Are you an amateur musician who has wanted to get back to playing classical music in small groups on a regular basis?  Chamber Music at St. John's offers the opportunity to do just that. Get together once a month on a Sunday afternoon with other like-minded amateurs at all levels to read through trios, quartets, quintets etc. Bring your instrument(s), music stand, stand light, and music you would like to play. All ages and levels welcomed as long as you are able to read sheet music There is one piano available. To sign up, contact Jean Petree at email jean.petree@gmail.com.

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Monthly Chamber Music Meetup at St. Johns
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Monthly Chamber Music Meetup at St. Johns

Are you an amateur musician who has wanted to get back to playing classical music in small groups on a regular basis?  Chamber Music at St. John's offers the opportunity to do just that. Get together once a month on a Sunday afternoon with other like-minded amateurs at all levels to read through trios, quartets, quintets etc. The first meetup will be on Sunday January 27, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 pm at St. John's.  Bring your instrument(s), music stand, stand light, and music you would like to play. All ages and levels welcomed as long as you are able to read sheet music There is one piano available. To sign up, contact Jean Petree at email jean.petree@gmail.com.

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Sacred Harp Singing
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org

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In The Community - Film Screening - Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

In The Community - Film Screening - Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World

Film Screening - Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World
Friday January 11 at First Church UU


"Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World" is the next film in the Dismantling White Supremacy Film Series.  It will be shown at the First Church JP UU, on Friday January 11, at 7 pm.  The Film brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America.  The film series is co-sponsored by the First Church JP UU,  Social Justice Action Committee and Theodore Parker Church, Racial Justice Task Force.  A potluck will be held for St. John's folks who plan to attend--more information to come.

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Jan
3
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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